Hi, I am a UK nurse, I am cuurently an Advanced Practitioner in training and all being well will have an MSc in Advanced Practice as well as being a non medical prescriber. I am aware that in the US NPs have a separate registration with the BON unlike the UK, although it is hoped the NPs in the UK will soon have a separate registration. Fellow nurses in the UK who are working as ANPs work much the same as a Dr, assessing, diagnosing, prescribing treatment / meds, ordering x-rays / ecgs etc. They report to the Consultant in much the same way as a Dr and in some hospitals are included in the Medical on-call rota.
Would someone help me understand if this is the way NPs work in the US? The main reason for asking is I am one of the many hoping to come to the US, obviously retrogression is in place so I am looking at a considerable wait, but what I would like to be able to do is optomise my chances of being an NP if I eventually am successful in coming to the US. Thanks for any advice.